Ever get intimidated by the names of so-called healthy or “flat belly” foods?
Seems like they always come from some far off mystical rainforest or mountaintop in the Himalayas. If you can even find the stupid things, you’re scared they’ll be way outside your budget or they’ll be way too tough to cook.
And what if they don’t even taste good?
But come on! You want a flat belly and you know that you have to have your nutrition in line to help you get there. You’re tired of your favorite shorts (you know, the ones that used to make you look hot) pinching your gut in the morning as you wrestle the fly shut.
You want them to just slip right on like they used to. You want to feel and look as good in those shorts as the day you first picked them out right?
Let’s take a journey—a journey to a far off mystical land that holds all the magical foods you’ll need to perfect your flat belly diet.
It’s called your kitchen. Raid your fridge and your pantry for these 13 flat belly foods that you already have:
Boom. Slam dunk. Chicken? Who doesn’t have chicken in their fridge? Who doesn’t think chicken is delicious? Chicken is low in carbs and high in lean protein, so it’ll give you the power to keep moving without bogging you down. Grill it, bake it, get creative. The coolest thing about chicken is how versatile it is, so don’t let get boring – make it awesome.
Cucumbers are also crunchy and delicious. Cucumbers are mostly water. When you’re craving something crunchy, slice up a cucumber. They have next to zero carbs so go nuts! Great as a stand alone snack or as a side dish.
Yes, asparagus is a—ahem—diuretic, thanks for asking. Good thing that it is; one of the main causes of stomach bloating is water retention. Asparagus will help with that without replacing the water with any artificial junk or excess carbs. For maximum health benefit and deliciousness, grill it!
- Chamomile Tea
Chamomile helps relax the muscles in your GI tract, which helps reduce water retention. Besides, tea is relaxing, and sometimes you just need to chill, right?
Low in carbs, high in nutrients, high in flavour. (Seeing a pattern here?) Super healthy too. Garlic is anti viral, anti bacterial and can help fight the common cold. Garlic is a great way to pump up a meal’s flavor without drowning it in salt and sugar. Also, it can help improve the energy and efficiency of your workout.
When life gives you lemons, GET PUMPED! Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, they are delicious, and you can squeeze their juice on all kinds of things. Chicken? Check. Salad? Check. Water? Double and triple check.
Another delicious, lean protein that you definitely have already. Eggs are truly one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. The protein found eggs has been proven to be one of the highest quality protein sources available. The best news? Recent studies have proven that the yolks SHOULD NOT be avoided and are actually incredibly healthy. So no need to go with whites only.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Whether you’re readying up the pan or adding a touch of flavor, this is now your go-to replacement for crappy vegetable oils. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is low in carbs and does wonders for your heart health.
Tomatoes are high in fiber and high in water, so they help keep your GI tract running smoothly. And hey, don’t forget about cherry tomatoes—these little guys make great snacks and go awesome in salads.
If you use it correctly, cinnamon can lower your “bad” cholesterol, raise your “good” cholesterol, and reduce your blood pressure. Add it to almost anything like your morning coffee or your protein shake. Just be sure to check underneath the cinnamon to make sure there’s not a muffin or frappe hiding there (this is a common problem out in the wild).
Another crunchy snack with good fiber and lots of water. True, they are a root vegetable, and you make have heard that roots are high in carbs, but carrots are actually among the lowest carb roots. Plus the huge amount of beta carotene found in carrots makes them great for your eyes.
It goes without saying that your leafy greens are going to be low in carbs, but the great thing about spinach is that you can do a lot more with it than just salad. Sandwiches, eggs, chicken breasts, soups, and fish are all waiting for that extra kick of spinach flavor.
Yeah, that’s right, water. Staying hydrated boosts your metabolism, curbs your hunger, and does critical work for your GI tract. Besides, it’s the one beverage with zero downsides; you don’t have to worry about sugars or strange chemicals messing with your insides when you’ve got clean, natural water. The bottom line in the better hydrated you are the better your body functions.
There you have it! 13 flat belly foods you can find right in your own kitchen. And see how easy they are to cook? The recipes almost write themselves (garlic chicken breast, omelet with everything, etc.). Work these into your diet and keep up your exercise program and you’re well on your way to even faster results.
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